The conscious mind : in search of a fundamental theory

David J. Chalmers

What is consciousness? How do physical processes in the brain give rise to the self-aware mind and to feelings as profoundly varied as love or hate, aesthetic pleasure or spiritual yearning? David J. Chalmers unveils a major new theory of consciousness, one that rejects the prevailing reductionist trend of science, while offering provocative insights into the relationship between mind and brain. Writing in a thought-provoking style, Chalmers proposes that conscious experience must be understood as an irreducible entity similar to such physical properties as time, mass, and space that exists at a fundamental level and cannot be understood as the sum of its parts. Engaging and penetrating, this book adds a fresh new perspective to the subject that is sure to spark debate about our understanding of the mind for years to come.

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[目次]

  • I. PRELIMINARIES
  • 1. Two Concepts of Mind
  • 2. Supervenience and Explanation
  • II. THE IRREDUCIBILITY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
  • 3. Can Consciousness be Reductively Explained?
  • 4. Naturalistic Dualism
  • 5. The Paradox of Phenomenal Judgment
  • III. TOWARD A THEORY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
  • 6. The Coherence between Consciousness and Cognition
  • 7. Absent Qualia, Fading Qualia, Dancing Qualia
  • 8. Consciousness and Information: Some Speculation
  • IV. APPLICATIONS
  • 9. Strong Artificial Intelligence
  • 10. The Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
  • Notes
  • Bibliography

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書名 The conscious mind : in search of a fundamental theory
著作者等 Chalmers, David John
シリーズ名 Oxford paperbacks
Philosophy of mind series
出版元 Oxford University Press
刊行年月 1997, c1996
ページ数 xvii, 414 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780195117899
NCID BA33542680
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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